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November 12, 2022
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On Friday, we featured a reader letter on the future of the Republican Party as it relates to President Trump and the way he’s handling –- or not handling –- this post-election moment. She felt that it’s time for Trump to step back.

Trump has been reacting wildly on social media (Truth Social now instead of Twitter) in the very style that at times has put off even some of his most ardent supporters, and newly incomprehensible as well. He’s coming off as vengeful and bitter, and that’s not a good look if he’s getting ready to announce another run for President.

Certainly the pressure was on him to provide the coattails for the GOP, especially for certain candidates he’d endorsed. And the outcome is turning out to be disappointing and uneven, given the expectations many of us had. Losing the House would have been a disaster in many ways, but at this writing, late Friday, we’re almost sure of taking it. Still, another disappointment has hit, as it was reported Friday that Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly, a reliable Biden rubber-stamper, will keep his seat, with a win over GOP candidate Blake Masters in Arizona.

Note:  In speaking of this apparent win, I’m setting aside for the moment the serious vote-counting issues in Arizona and Nevada, which are addressed elsewhere in the newsletter. On Friday, we also asked questions about the Maricopa County recorder’s office, which it seems has found a loophole in Arizona law to continue taking money from an organization funded by Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no reason to trust the election in Arizona when it’s this partisan and even run by none other than gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake’s GOP opponent!

But, aside from that, it does appear that there was quite a red wave, much more, I'm sorry to say, than is apparent in the appropriation of actual seats. Aaron Kliegman reported for JUST THE NEWS that according to Cook Political Report, Republican actually won 52.3 percent of the total ballots cast, at least as of late November 10, with the Democrats coming in considerably lower at just 46.2 percent. We checked for an update early November 12, and Republicans were still in the lead, though their margin was a little narrower, 51.8 percent.

This report is updated regularly, so you can check here to see how we’re doing.

https://www.cookpolitical.com/charts/house-charts/national-house-vote-tracker/2022

Kliegman wrote: “It’s unclear at this point what explains the glaring incongruity between the GOP’s underwhelming performance in terms of winning seats on the one hand and its significant lead in the popular vote on the other.” That’s something to look at, certainly. But those overall percentages are at least something to celebrate --- and they’re no doubt very concerning to Democrats looking ahead to the next election.  Marc Elias must be lying awake nights coming up with more ideas for putting a thumb on the scale in 2024.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/red-wave-after-all-gop-winning-popular-vote-wide-margin-despite

Certain races, however, particularly the Senate race in Pennsylvania where Trump-backed Dr. Mehmet Oz lost to cognitively-impaired far-leftist schlub John Fetterman, so irked President Trump that he took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to say some extremely ill-advised things. The worst of all was his totally nonsensical jab at Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, which seems as though it might have been posted while Trump was under heavy medication. (One almost hopes we could find out that it was.) In a rant saying Youngkin wouldn’t have been able to win the governor’s race without him, he referred to the name Youngkin –- “Young Kin” –- as “sounding Chinese.”

This comment, seemingly from the planet Saturn, came on the heels of Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears’ remark that with these midterm election results, Trump should leave GOP politics. “A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” she told FOX NEWS on Thursday. “A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage, and the voters have given us that very clear message.”
Yes, that comment was surely upsetting fro Trump to hear.  But he reacted early Friday morning by taking that swipe at Youngkin, perhaps unwittingly proving Sears’ point.

Youngkin stayed above this. “Listen, you all know me,” he told reporters. “I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together...that’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/youngkin-responds-trump-dig-thats-not-way-i-roll

The NEW YORK POST spoke to sources who had been around Trump as returns came in, and they didn’t paint a pretty picture. Trump had focused his ire on the increasingly popular GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis when DeSantis had said nothing to provoke him, violating President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” about not speaking ill of others in the party. Trump succeeded only in making Republicans long for someone like Ronald Reagan at the helm of our party instead of what we have. And that makes the more measured DeSantis look even better.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/11/donald-trump-is-ranting-and-raving-over-lackluster-midterm-results-sources/

Given what Trump has been put through by his political enemies ever since he first announced he was running for President, it’s amazing he came through it in one piece. He is still standing after attempts on every front to destroy him, and we love him for that. But he needs to demonstrate for us that the saying, “What does not kill us makes us stronger,” is true in his case. (Research has shown that this is not generally true.) Trump needs to be stronger, not flailing. Wiser, not more emotional. More strategic, not more impulsive. If he has been weakened, if he is now more of a political liability, he’ll need to understand that it’s time to embark on another phase of life, outside of politics, for the good of the country he loves.

Given all that the left have done to try to take Trump out, how ironic would it be if they were able to just stand back now and let him do it to himself?

On the other hand, when Dan Bongino addressed this issue during his Friday podcast, he said he’s not worried that a primary contest between Trump and DeSantis will weaken the party. Judging from history, he believes this would strengthen it, no matter how much aggravation and airing of dirty laundry is involved. It’s good, he said, “because by the time you get to the general, all the dirty laundry’s been aired.” He also reminded us how hard Trump campaigned for Ron DeSantis in his first, very close election, saying that’s probably what placed him in the governor’s chair. He credited Trump for Florida’s move to “red.”

But Trump was certainly wrong, Bongino (who lives in Florida) said, to call DeSantis an “average” governor, when he is an excellent governor. “He took what Trump started,” he said, “and ran with it in the state of Florida.”

“The best approach right now is to slow down,” he cautioned. It should be about the party right now, and the races currently at stake. “There’s no rush,” he said; “there’ll be more than enough time to attack each other [on issues].’ He’s confident they’re “not gonna hurt each other” but strongly warns they must NOT make it personal, because voters will be deeply alienated by that. I would say this warning might have come too late for Trump, though, as we’re already seeing him alienate them.

What do you think? Here’s the podcast; his remarks on Trump/DeSantis start about 43 minutes in…

https://bongino.com/ep-1893-about-that-trump-desantis-feud

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  • jim jeffers

    11/14/2022 03:08 PM

    Trump is done absolutely. It's all about him not the country. There has been a void in Republican leadership because no one is willing step in front of Trump and present a plan of action for the future. Two years of robo emails and text from the House and Senate Republicans begging for money for every Tom, Dick, and Harry Republican candidate in the country! Emails you can't unsubscribe, text that won't stop. That was the only campaign strategy AND IT DIDNT WORK! I'm Pissed a leader has stepped up. Where is this generation's Newt Gingrich with a contract for America! NOTHING. Just send me all your money you little pawns!

  • Doug Lantz

    11/14/2022 01:26 PM

    Trump has done good. His very harsh tweets have driven voters away. Tell him walk away from politics now. DeSantis is better choice now for future of USA!

  • Heidi Holt

    11/14/2022 01:09 PM

    One of the things I have always liked about former President Trump, is that he is an "open book" -- he says what he feels and he does what he says he is going to do. This is a rarity when it comes to politics as is evidenced in the current administration. Why is the GOP suddenly using this asset against him? And why should he back down from wanting the public to know the truth about the past election and all the shenanigans that have blackened our once great country? He is not a man that wants this country to be "sold to the dogs", as it has been headed for the past two years, nor does he want his personal reputation and his family "sold to the dogs". Would you? Should he back down from his beliefs so voters will feel more comfortable voting for him? If that's the case, just vote Democrat and you will have all the lies you want! I wonder how the families who lost loved ones due to the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Covid 19 fiasco, and Fentanyl invasion, etc. would feel if someone told them to.... "forget it, its just politics, sorry someone died, sorry you were told lies, sorry criminals are invading your town, just move on with your life"! Thank God at least one person continues to want to know the TRUTH and fight for America!

  • DAVID WILSON

    11/14/2022 12:39 PM

    I vote Republican most every election, I was in favor of a lot of what Trump did as President,
    but he has become just too much of a liability to the party. Like a lot of other red voters, I do not think he should run or can be reelected.

  • Laurie Reimer

    11/14/2022 12:22 PM

    President Trump has done so much to “waken the sleeping giant” even with his unconventional ways of doing that. He aroused the base, inspired many to get excited about our country again! What he did to expose the level of corruption in the government was quite remarkable. It took his fortitude and bulldog type personality to do it. Whether he realizes it or not he started the process of energizing the base and has left a great legacy. That being said I sense he could burn bridges if he decides to run. I feel his role should change. I’m not sure what that would look like. I pray he listens to his advisers so as not to undermine the good he has done.

  • Linda Meyer

    11/14/2022 11:18 AM

    I have been one of president Trumps ardent supporters. But he’s going too far. He sounds like a spoiled brat. My sister in FL already said she’ll never vote for him again because of the things he says about people.

  • Bill Watson

    11/14/2022 11:10 AM

    Two takeaways: 1) The electorate wants an end to divisive politics and 2) anti-abortion positions with no exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, or incest is seen as misogyny. Trump is divisive and backed candidates who supported total abortion bans.

  • Anthony Campetella

    11/14/2022 10:44 AM

    Why don't you speak to Trump! Clam him down and try to have a Sit Down between Trump and The Florida Governor.
    I love your News Letter

  • Jane Alexander

    11/14/2022 09:22 AM

    I totally agree with what you say about President Trump needing to clear his head. I have been an ardent supporter of him, but have been "put out" lately by his statements. He needs to show his best support of Gov. DeSantis, a good man as well as governor.

  • Christina Gross

    11/14/2022 08:54 AM

    Here is what I see. The over all reality is the ‘red wave’ was more like a ripple. Pundits in the conservative arena are not as discerning as they thought. I believe the hearts of the people are represented in this vote. A hard line is being drawn. It appears USA voters are voting more democratic than anyone believed. That leaves me with a question. Is this country moving away from the conservative views? Perhaps leading to more Socialistic ways of living and away from God?

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On Friday, we featured a reader letter on the future of the Republican Party as it relates to President Trump and the way he’s handling –- or not handling –- this post-election moment. She felt that it’s time for Trump to step back.

Trump has been reacting wildly on social media (Truth Social now instead of Twitter) in the very style that at times has put off even some of his most ardent supporters, and newly incomprehensible as well. He’s coming off as vengeful and bitter, and that’s not a good look if he’s getting ready to announce another run for President.

Certainly the pressure was on him to provide the coattails for the GOP, especially for certain candidates he’d endorsed. And the outcome is turning out to be disappointing and uneven, given the expectations many of us had. Losing the House would have been a disaster in many ways, but at this writing, late Friday, we’re almost sure of taking it. Still, another disappointment has hit, as it was reported Friday that Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly, a reliable Biden rubber-stamper, will keep his seat, with a win over GOP candidate Blake Masters in Arizona.

Note:  In speaking of this apparent win, I’m setting aside for the moment the serious vote-counting issues in Arizona and Nevada, which are addressed elsewhere in the newsletter. On Friday, we also asked questions about the Maricopa County recorder’s office, which it seems has found a loophole in Arizona law to continue taking money from an organization funded by Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no reason to trust the election in Arizona when it’s this partisan and even run by none other than gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake’s GOP opponent!

But, aside from that, it does appear that there was quite a red wave, much more, I'm sorry to say, than is apparent in the appropriation of actual seats. Aaron Kliegman reported for JUST THE NEWS that according to Cook Political Report, Republican actually won 52.3 percent of the total ballots cast, at least as of late November 10, with the Democrats coming in considerably lower at just 46.2 percent. We checked for an update early November 12, and Republicans were still in the lead, though their margin was a little narrower, 51.8 percent.

This report is updated regularly, so you can check here to see how we’re doing.

https://www.cookpolitical.com/charts/house-charts/national-house-vote-tracker/2022

Kliegman wrote: “It’s unclear at this point what explains the glaring incongruity between the GOP’s underwhelming performance in terms of winning seats on the one hand and its significant lead in the popular vote on the other.” That’s something to look at, certainly. But those overall percentages are at least something to celebrate --- and they’re no doubt very concerning to Democrats looking ahead to the next election.  Marc Elias must be lying awake nights coming up with more ideas for putting a thumb on the scale in 2024.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/red-wave-after-all-gop-winning-popular-vote-wide-margin-despite

Certain races, however, particularly the Senate race in Pennsylvania where Trump-backed Dr. Mehmet Oz lost to cognitively-impaired far-leftist schlub John Fetterman, so irked President Trump that he took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to say some extremely ill-advised things. The worst of all was his totally nonsensical jab at Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, which seems as though it might have been posted while Trump was under heavy medication. (One almost hopes we could find out that it was.) In a rant saying Youngkin wouldn’t have been able to win the governor’s race without him, he referred to the name Youngkin –- “Young Kin” –- as “sounding Chinese.”

This comment, seemingly from the planet Saturn, came on the heels of Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears’ remark that with these midterm election results, Trump should leave GOP politics. “A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” she told FOX NEWS on Thursday. “A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage, and the voters have given us that very clear message.”
Yes, that comment was surely upsetting fro Trump to hear.  But he reacted early Friday morning by taking that swipe at Youngkin, perhaps unwittingly proving Sears’ point.

Youngkin stayed above this. “Listen, you all know me,” he told reporters. “I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together...that’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/youngkin-responds-trump-dig-thats-not-way-i-roll

The NEW YORK POST spoke to sources who had been around Trump as returns came in, and they didn’t paint a pretty picture. Trump had focused his ire on the increasingly popular GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis when DeSantis had said nothing to provoke him, violating President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” about not speaking ill of others in the party. Trump succeeded only in making Republicans long for someone like Ronald Reagan at the helm of our party instead of what we have. And that makes the more measured DeSantis look even better.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/11/donald-trump-is-ranting-and-raving-over-lackluster-midterm-results-sources/

Given what Trump has been put through by his political enemies ever since he first announced he was running for President, it’s amazing he came through it in one piece. He is still standing after attempts on every front to destroy him, and we love him for that. But he needs to demonstrate for us that the saying, “What does not kill us makes us stronger,” is true in his case. (Research has shown that this is not generally true.) Trump needs to be stronger, not flailing. Wiser, not more emotional. More strategic, not more impulsive. If he has been weakened, if he is now more of a political liability, he’ll need to understand that it’s time to embark on another phase of life, outside of politics, for the good of the country he loves.

Given all that the left have done to try to take Trump out, how ironic would it be if they were able to just stand back now and let him do it to himself?

On the other hand, when Dan Bongino addressed this issue during his Friday podcast, he said he’s not worried that a primary contest between Trump and DeSantis will weaken the party. Judging from history, he believes this would strengthen it, no matter how much aggravation and airing of dirty laundry is involved. It’s good, he said, “because by the time you get to the general, all the dirty laundry’s been aired.” He also reminded us how hard Trump campaigned for Ron DeSantis in his first, very close election, saying that’s probably what placed him in the governor’s chair. He credited Trump for Florida’s move to “red.”

But Trump was certainly wrong, Bongino (who lives in Florida) said, to call DeSantis an “average” governor, when he is an excellent governor. “He took what Trump started,” he said, “and ran with it in the state of Florida.”

“The best approach right now is to slow down,” he cautioned. It should be about the party right now, and the races currently at stake. “There’s no rush,” he said; “there’ll be more than enough time to attack each other [on issues].’ He’s confident they’re “not gonna hurt each other” but strongly warns they must NOT make it personal, because voters will be deeply alienated by that. I would say this warning might have come too late for Trump, though, as we’re already seeing him alienate them.

What do you think? Here’s the podcast; his remarks on Trump/DeSantis start about 43 minutes in…

https://bongino.com/ep-1893-about-that-trump-desantis-feud

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  • jim jeffers

    11/14/2022 03:08 PM

    Trump is done absolutely. It's all about him not the country. There has been a void in Republican leadership because no one is willing step in front of Trump and present a plan of action for the future. Two years of robo emails and text from the House and Senate Republicans begging for money for every Tom, Dick, and Harry Republican candidate in the country! Emails you can't unsubscribe, text that won't stop. That was the only campaign strategy AND IT DIDNT WORK! I'm Pissed a leader has stepped up. Where is this generation's Newt Gingrich with a contract for America! NOTHING. Just send me all your money you little pawns!

  • Doug Lantz

    11/14/2022 01:26 PM

    Trump has done good. His very harsh tweets have driven voters away. Tell him walk away from politics now. DeSantis is better choice now for future of USA!

  • Heidi Holt

    11/14/2022 01:09 PM

    One of the things I have always liked about former President Trump, is that he is an "open book" -- he says what he feels and he does what he says he is going to do. This is a rarity when it comes to politics as is evidenced in the current administration. Why is the GOP suddenly using this asset against him? And why should he back down from wanting the public to know the truth about the past election and all the shenanigans that have blackened our once great country? He is not a man that wants this country to be "sold to the dogs", as it has been headed for the past two years, nor does he want his personal reputation and his family "sold to the dogs". Would you? Should he back down from his beliefs so voters will feel more comfortable voting for him? If that's the case, just vote Democrat and you will have all the lies you want! I wonder how the families who lost loved ones due to the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Covid 19 fiasco, and Fentanyl invasion, etc. would feel if someone told them to.... "forget it, its just politics, sorry someone died, sorry you were told lies, sorry criminals are invading your town, just move on with your life"! Thank God at least one person continues to want to know the TRUTH and fight for America!

  • DAVID WILSON

    11/14/2022 12:39 PM

    I vote Republican most every election, I was in favor of a lot of what Trump did as President,
    but he has become just too much of a liability to the party. Like a lot of other red voters, I do not think he should run or can be reelected.

  • Laurie Reimer

    11/14/2022 12:22 PM

    President Trump has done so much to “waken the sleeping giant” even with his unconventional ways of doing that. He aroused the base, inspired many to get excited about our country again! What he did to expose the level of corruption in the government was quite remarkable. It took his fortitude and bulldog type personality to do it. Whether he realizes it or not he started the process of energizing the base and has left a great legacy. That being said I sense he could burn bridges if he decides to run. I feel his role should change. I’m not sure what that would look like. I pray he listens to his advisers so as not to undermine the good he has done.

  • Linda Meyer

    11/14/2022 11:18 AM

    I have been one of president Trumps ardent supporters. But he’s going too far. He sounds like a spoiled brat. My sister in FL already said she’ll never vote for him again because of the things he says about people.

  • Bill Watson

    11/14/2022 11:10 AM

    Two takeaways: 1) The electorate wants an end to divisive politics and 2) anti-abortion positions with no exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, or incest is seen as misogyny. Trump is divisive and backed candidates who supported total abortion bans.

  • Anthony Campetella

    11/14/2022 10:44 AM

    Why don't you speak to Trump! Clam him down and try to have a Sit Down between Trump and The Florida Governor.
    I love your News Letter

  • Jane Alexander

    11/14/2022 09:22 AM

    I totally agree with what you say about President Trump needing to clear his head. I have been an ardent supporter of him, but have been "put out" lately by his statements. He needs to show his best support of Gov. DeSantis, a good man as well as governor.

  • Christina Gross

    11/14/2022 08:54 AM

    Here is what I see. The over all reality is the ‘red wave’ was more like a ripple. Pundits in the conservative arena are not as discerning as they thought. I believe the hearts of the people are represented in this vote. A hard line is being drawn. It appears USA voters are voting more democratic than anyone believed. That leaves me with a question. Is this country moving away from the conservative views? Perhaps leading to more Socialistic ways of living and away from God?

Read Mike's News Analysis

November 12, 2022
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On Friday, we featured a reader letter on the future of the Republican Party as it relates to President Trump and the way he’s handling –- or not handling –- this post-election moment. She felt that it’s time for Trump to step back.

Trump has been reacting wildly on social media (Truth Social now instead of Twitter) in the very style that at times has put off even some of his most ardent supporters, and newly incomprehensible as well. He’s coming off as vengeful and bitter, and that’s not a good look if he’s getting ready to announce another run for President.

Certainly the pressure was on him to provide the coattails for the GOP, especially for certain candidates he’d endorsed. And the outcome is turning out to be disappointing and uneven, given the expectations many of us had. Losing the House would have been a disaster in many ways, but at this writing, late Friday, we’re almost sure of taking it. Still, another disappointment has hit, as it was reported Friday that Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly, a reliable Biden rubber-stamper, will keep his seat, with a win over GOP candidate Blake Masters in Arizona.

Note:  In speaking of this apparent win, I’m setting aside for the moment the serious vote-counting issues in Arizona and Nevada, which are addressed elsewhere in the newsletter. On Friday, we also asked questions about the Maricopa County recorder’s office, which it seems has found a loophole in Arizona law to continue taking money from an organization funded by Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no reason to trust the election in Arizona when it’s this partisan and even run by none other than gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake’s GOP opponent!

But, aside from that, it does appear that there was quite a red wave, much more, I'm sorry to say, than is apparent in the appropriation of actual seats. Aaron Kliegman reported for JUST THE NEWS that according to Cook Political Report, Republican actually won 52.3 percent of the total ballots cast, at least as of late November 10, with the Democrats coming in considerably lower at just 46.2 percent. We checked for an update early November 12, and Republicans were still in the lead, though their margin was a little narrower, 51.8 percent.

This report is updated regularly, so you can check here to see how we’re doing.

https://www.cookpolitical.com/charts/house-charts/national-house-vote-tracker/2022

Kliegman wrote: “It’s unclear at this point what explains the glaring incongruity between the GOP’s underwhelming performance in terms of winning seats on the one hand and its significant lead in the popular vote on the other.” That’s something to look at, certainly. But those overall percentages are at least something to celebrate --- and they’re no doubt very concerning to Democrats looking ahead to the next election.  Marc Elias must be lying awake nights coming up with more ideas for putting a thumb on the scale in 2024.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/red-wave-after-all-gop-winning-popular-vote-wide-margin-despite

Certain races, however, particularly the Senate race in Pennsylvania where Trump-backed Dr. Mehmet Oz lost to cognitively-impaired far-leftist schlub John Fetterman, so irked President Trump that he took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to say some extremely ill-advised things. The worst of all was his totally nonsensical jab at Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, which seems as though it might have been posted while Trump was under heavy medication. (One almost hopes we could find out that it was.) In a rant saying Youngkin wouldn’t have been able to win the governor’s race without him, he referred to the name Youngkin –- “Young Kin” –- as “sounding Chinese.”

This comment, seemingly from the planet Saturn, came on the heels of Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears’ remark that with these midterm election results, Trump should leave GOP politics. “A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” she told FOX NEWS on Thursday. “A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage, and the voters have given us that very clear message.”
Yes, that comment was surely upsetting fro Trump to hear.  But he reacted early Friday morning by taking that swipe at Youngkin, perhaps unwittingly proving Sears’ point.

Youngkin stayed above this. “Listen, you all know me,” he told reporters. “I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together...that’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/youngkin-responds-trump-dig-thats-not-way-i-roll

The NEW YORK POST spoke to sources who had been around Trump as returns came in, and they didn’t paint a pretty picture. Trump had focused his ire on the increasingly popular GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis when DeSantis had said nothing to provoke him, violating President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” about not speaking ill of others in the party. Trump succeeded only in making Republicans long for someone like Ronald Reagan at the helm of our party instead of what we have. And that makes the more measured DeSantis look even better.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/11/donald-trump-is-ranting-and-raving-over-lackluster-midterm-results-sources/

Given what Trump has been put through by his political enemies ever since he first announced he was running for President, it’s amazing he came through it in one piece. He is still standing after attempts on every front to destroy him, and we love him for that. But he needs to demonstrate for us that the saying, “What does not kill us makes us stronger,” is true in his case. (Research has shown that this is not generally true.) Trump needs to be stronger, not flailing. Wiser, not more emotional. More strategic, not more impulsive. If he has been weakened, if he is now more of a political liability, he’ll need to understand that it’s time to embark on another phase of life, outside of politics, for the good of the country he loves.

Given all that the left have done to try to take Trump out, how ironic would it be if they were able to just stand back now and let him do it to himself?

On the other hand, when Dan Bongino addressed this issue during his Friday podcast, he said he’s not worried that a primary contest between Trump and DeSantis will weaken the party. Judging from history, he believes this would strengthen it, no matter how much aggravation and airing of dirty laundry is involved. It’s good, he said, “because by the time you get to the general, all the dirty laundry’s been aired.” He also reminded us how hard Trump campaigned for Ron DeSantis in his first, very close election, saying that’s probably what placed him in the governor’s chair. He credited Trump for Florida’s move to “red.”

But Trump was certainly wrong, Bongino (who lives in Florida) said, to call DeSantis an “average” governor, when he is an excellent governor. “He took what Trump started,” he said, “and ran with it in the state of Florida.”

“The best approach right now is to slow down,” he cautioned. It should be about the party right now, and the races currently at stake. “There’s no rush,” he said; “there’ll be more than enough time to attack each other [on issues].’ He’s confident they’re “not gonna hurt each other” but strongly warns they must NOT make it personal, because voters will be deeply alienated by that. I would say this warning might have come too late for Trump, though, as we’re already seeing him alienate them.

What do you think? Here’s the podcast; his remarks on Trump/DeSantis start about 43 minutes in…

https://bongino.com/ep-1893-about-that-trump-desantis-feud

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  • jim jeffers

    11/14/2022 03:08 PM

    Trump is done absolutely. It's all about him not the country. There has been a void in Republican leadership because no one is willing step in front of Trump and present a plan of action for the future. Two years of robo emails and text from the House and Senate Republicans begging for money for every Tom, Dick, and Harry Republican candidate in the country! Emails you can't unsubscribe, text that won't stop. That was the only campaign strategy AND IT DIDNT WORK! I'm Pissed a leader has stepped up. Where is this generation's Newt Gingrich with a contract for America! NOTHING. Just send me all your money you little pawns!

  • Doug Lantz

    11/14/2022 01:26 PM

    Trump has done good. His very harsh tweets have driven voters away. Tell him walk away from politics now. DeSantis is better choice now for future of USA!

  • Heidi Holt

    11/14/2022 01:09 PM

    One of the things I have always liked about former President Trump, is that he is an "open book" -- he says what he feels and he does what he says he is going to do. This is a rarity when it comes to politics as is evidenced in the current administration. Why is the GOP suddenly using this asset against him? And why should he back down from wanting the public to know the truth about the past election and all the shenanigans that have blackened our once great country? He is not a man that wants this country to be "sold to the dogs", as it has been headed for the past two years, nor does he want his personal reputation and his family "sold to the dogs". Would you? Should he back down from his beliefs so voters will feel more comfortable voting for him? If that's the case, just vote Democrat and you will have all the lies you want! I wonder how the families who lost loved ones due to the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Covid 19 fiasco, and Fentanyl invasion, etc. would feel if someone told them to.... "forget it, its just politics, sorry someone died, sorry you were told lies, sorry criminals are invading your town, just move on with your life"! Thank God at least one person continues to want to know the TRUTH and fight for America!

  • DAVID WILSON

    11/14/2022 12:39 PM

    I vote Republican most every election, I was in favor of a lot of what Trump did as President,
    but he has become just too much of a liability to the party. Like a lot of other red voters, I do not think he should run or can be reelected.

  • Laurie Reimer

    11/14/2022 12:22 PM

    President Trump has done so much to “waken the sleeping giant” even with his unconventional ways of doing that. He aroused the base, inspired many to get excited about our country again! What he did to expose the level of corruption in the government was quite remarkable. It took his fortitude and bulldog type personality to do it. Whether he realizes it or not he started the process of energizing the base and has left a great legacy. That being said I sense he could burn bridges if he decides to run. I feel his role should change. I’m not sure what that would look like. I pray he listens to his advisers so as not to undermine the good he has done.

  • Linda Meyer

    11/14/2022 11:18 AM

    I have been one of president Trumps ardent supporters. But he’s going too far. He sounds like a spoiled brat. My sister in FL already said she’ll never vote for him again because of the things he says about people.

  • Bill Watson

    11/14/2022 11:10 AM

    Two takeaways: 1) The electorate wants an end to divisive politics and 2) anti-abortion positions with no exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, or incest is seen as misogyny. Trump is divisive and backed candidates who supported total abortion bans.

  • Anthony Campetella

    11/14/2022 10:44 AM

    Why don't you speak to Trump! Clam him down and try to have a Sit Down between Trump and The Florida Governor.
    I love your News Letter

  • Jane Alexander

    11/14/2022 09:22 AM

    I totally agree with what you say about President Trump needing to clear his head. I have been an ardent supporter of him, but have been "put out" lately by his statements. He needs to show his best support of Gov. DeSantis, a good man as well as governor.

  • Christina Gross

    11/14/2022 08:54 AM

    Here is what I see. The over all reality is the ‘red wave’ was more like a ripple. Pundits in the conservative arena are not as discerning as they thought. I believe the hearts of the people are represented in this vote. A hard line is being drawn. It appears USA voters are voting more democratic than anyone believed. That leaves me with a question. Is this country moving away from the conservative views? Perhaps leading to more Socialistic ways of living and away from God?

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